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Garland, Tammy S., Kathryn A. Branch, and Mackenzie Grimes. "Blurring the Lines: reinforcing rape myths in comic books." Feminist Criminology 11. (2011): 48–68. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Language: en: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1177/1557085115576386
BibTeX citation key: Garland2011
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Categories: General
Keywords: Gender, Myth, Statistics, Violence
Creators: Branch, Garland, Grimes
Collection: Feminist Criminology
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Through the use of popular culture constructs, individuals are exposed to an overabundance of images that validate rape myths. Although studies have examined rape in popular culture, little attention has been given to the use of rape myths in comic books as a means to reinforce hegemonic masculinity. Using a convenience sample taken from popular comic book series, this content analysis examined the prevalence of rape and the myths used to create such portrayals as well as discuss the negative impact the perpetuation of rape culture has on society. Findings indicate that the reinforcement of rape myths is present within mainstream comic books. Rape myths that were supported included a number of rape survivor, rape perpetrator, and victim blaming myths.
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